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  • Vendor Market Share
    By on April 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Vendor Market Share  Comments

    I came across Datanyze which crawls websites and puts them in lists according to what powers them. It turns out they have a job board software list. (view list)

    This list is not quite accurate however. I have never heard of Job Gear and couldn’t seem to find anything about them online. But this list is interesting to look at nonetheless. No one really uses JobberBase anymore but they appear to have a lot of legacy sites running on it that are still live. Platforms like JobThread are also not active any longer though they still have live sites.

  • Indeed Marches North, Acquires Workopolis
    By on April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    News broke this morning via press release that Indeed’s parent company, Recruiting Holdings has acquired Canada’s top job board Workopolis.

    The release was short and sweet;

    TOKYO & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. announced today that it will acquire the website and assets of Canadian job site, Workopolis.com through one of its group companies. Indeed, the world’s number one job site and a subsidiary of Recruit, will operate Workopolis.com as part of its publisher network. The transaction is expected to close in April.

    “Workopolis is a trusted brand and leading Canadian job site for both job seekers and employers,” said Hisayuki Idekoba (known as “Deko”), COO of Recruit and CEO of Indeed. “With millions of loyal users that rely on the site, this acquisition allows us to expand our commitment to providing Canadian job seekers with a superior job search experience.”

    Workopolis.com has been a leading career site for job seekers and a leader in HR technology solutions for employers in Canada since 2000.

    The news is reminiscent of when they acquired SimplyHired in 2016 in a quick and surprising move. And apparently this was a swift blow to the 160+ employees who work(ed) there.

    A reader contacted me with some additional details of what happened at the Workopolis offices today. They said employees were met at the door this morning and told to turn in there phones/computers and immediately sent home. Eight or so workers will remain for about 8 weeks of shutdown activities. Customers of the site are supposed to be refunded as well.

    When indeed buys a competing job board they sure don’t waste any time. They take an axe and tell the acquired to take a hike. The owners of Workopolis must have gotten an offer they couldn’t refuse to shut down that quickly with no notice. Guess that’s how they roll in Japan. A clean cut.

    In any case its another bold move to ensure a fresh supply of traffic in the great white North. The indeed acquisition train marches on and I fully expect them to make more purchases like this in other countries. A spending pattern has been established.

    SIDE NOTE: Workopolis powers other sites including 40-50 association based job boards. Sounds like a golden opportunity for firms like WebScribble and other software vendors to pick up some new clients.

  • Try These Domain Name Generators
    By on April 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Try These Domain Name Generators  Comments

    Picking your domain is tough for some people. I tend to steer towards exact match domains that describe the niche in the url. Stuff like CTJobs.com or MarketingJobs.com.

    But the best 2 word domains are mostly taken these days. So alternatives would be to try a 3 word combination or adding words such as hire, hiring, talent, work, employ, career at the end or beginning of your name. That’s what I did with HRtechTalent.com.

    Anyway there are several domain name generators out there you can check out to help you come up with something that is as short as possible and still gets you a decent .com domain. my other tip is to register your domain once you find with a top registrar such as Google or GoDaddy. Its just easier if you ever need to transfer or sell your board to have it registered with a known brand. Check these out;

    DOMAINHOLE (click pic to go to site)



  • What’s On Your Mind…?
    By on April 1, 2018 | Comments Off on What’s On Your Mind…?  Comments

    Hey readers, what’s on your mind these days?

    I’m looking for more stuff to write about so send me your questions or topics you want to read more about.

    Leave a comment or contact me here.

  • Job Board Software Update: Jobiqo
    By on March 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Board Software Update: Jobiqo  Comments

    Recently at TA Tech Europe in Dublin I met Martin Lenz from Jobiqo, a software vendor based in Austria. I asked him to give me a update on their platform which competes with higher end players such as Madgex, Webscribble, CareerLeaf and others.

    They have been around since 2011. Most of their sites are spread around the world but they have 4-5 in the U.S.. Their technology is based on Drupal. You can buy the software outright or have them host it on a monthly plan.

    JOBIQO is the first vendor I have seen that touts its own ‘matching’ technology built into the product that helps employers surface relevant candidates and seekers discover more relevant jobs. Below is their response to some of my questions.

    1. How many sites does Jobiqo power? List top 3 examples.

    We power more than 200 job sites for about 50 clients worldwide (publishers, newspapers, recruiters, professional associations, non-profit organizations, university career centers).

    Recent go-lives:

    1. What is the cost breakdown?
    • We offer ownership (access to code) and rental model (SaaS only).
    • Structure:
      • Monthly rental or service fee including licence, hosting, maintenance, support, continuous improvement.
      • In case of ownership there is an upfront cost for the software depending on scope
      • In case of migration we offer special platform migration services (data and SEO)
      • Fully transparent fixed pricing based individual requirements, no hidden costs.
    1. What are the most unique features of the platform you would like to mention?
    • JOBIQO is the most flexible job board software
    • Fully responsive platform with high page speed and SEO focus
    • Intelligent matching engine (recommender)
    • Fully integrated career platform features like news, courses, social community, video application
    • Multi-site architecture
    • Multilanguage enabled
    • Enhanced analytics
    • Machine Learning optimized data extraction (current research project)
    • Intelligent Job Widgets for affiliate partners (target passive job seekers)
    • Every client is part of our innovation community (partnership)
    1. How long has the company been in business?
    • Since 2011
    • Previously running multiple job boards in central Europe from 2005
    1. What advice would you give to someone who is starting a job board today?
    • A career platform becomes more than just a job board by engaging candidates during the whole life cycle of career development.
    • Don’t be afraid of the growing ecosystem and new trends (AI, Google for Jobs, Facebook Jobs, etc.) but rather embrace the change and create new valuable services for your clients
    • Content is the new SEO and a very easy way to create unique value for your target audience in addition to the traditional job listings

  • New RSS Tool
    By on March 26, 2018 | Comments Off on New RSS Tool  Comments

    I came across http://fetchrss.com/ the other day while searching for RSS tools. Could be useful at some point.

    It’s an online RSS feed generator. Allows you to create RSS feed out of almost any web page. You just have to provide them with a target URL and point on desired blocks in their visual RSS builder. I tried using it on my employer profile page but couldn’t seem to figure it out. Looks interesting though. You can create feeds out of things like Facebook, Instagram and Youtube accounts.

  • Niche Job Board Update
    By on March 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Niche Job Board Update  Comments

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  • Interview with Peter White from Jobboard.io at #TAtechEurope
    By on March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Interview with Peter White from Jobboard.io at #TAtechEurope  Comments

    At TA Tech Europe last week I got to meet Peter White (Jobboard.io) and we had a quick chat about how he got the job, their latest feature release and more. Enjoy the audio.

    Here’s my video picture montage from the event.

  • Tap into these Job APIs
    By on March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Tap into these Job APIs  Comments

    Rapid API is a new API marketplace that just picked up $9 million in funding. The site is a conduit which connects developers to public APIs and allows them to manage API connections from a single interface, as well as accessing metrics.

    I did a quick search for jobs to see what came up and discovered the API’S from sites like Indeed, Adzuna and more.

    Click here to see them. I also see APIS from sourcing tools like FullContact and Workable the ATS. The page for the LinkedIn API looks liek it details everything you need to know about connecting to it.

  • News from the Job Board World
    By on March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on News from the Job Board World  Comments

    job board news

    Startup Job Search Engine Adzuna Wins Contract for Universal Jobmatch service

    Adzuna, the UK-based job search engine, has today announced it has been awarded the contract to replace the UK government’s job search platform, Universal Jobmatch. Following a competitive procurement process, the company will be providing the new service from Q2 2018.  As one of the largest online government services, Universal Jobmatch connects millions of jobseekers with thousands of employers online and through job centres around the UK.

    The service will offer a fast, simple experience and powerful search using Adzuna’s technology, matching jobseekers to employers’ available roles quickly and effectively. The new service will be rolled out across the country this summer.

    The tool will continue to provide jobseekers with the ability to search for work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Jobseekers will be able to create an account to which they can upload CVs, create relevant email alerts and view their previous account activity. Changes to the user registration process will see a simpler, more modern way of accessing and managing job seeker accounts. The free job posting process for employers will also be streamlined.

    UK Acquisition Alert

    The UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, has today announced that it has acquired the Education-Jobs.co.uk website, as it continues to increase its network of 800+ recruitment partners.

    Education-Jobs.co.uk has been trading for 20 years and is a leading job board in the education sector, ranking in the top five on Google for ‘education jobs’. The acquisition of the site will ensure that CV-Library continues to drive applications to its clients’ vacancies across the sector.

    Israeli Court orders Jews-only job site to be taken down

    A Jerusalem appeals court upheld a ruling against a Jews-only online job board this week, ordering the website to be closed within seven days. “Avodah Ivrit,” or Hebrew Labor, allowed employers and job-seekers to advertise and apply for positions — but only if they were Jewish. Full story.

    eJobXchange has launched a new interactive crowd-sourced recruiting network on their Xchange platform.

    The company has developed a crowd-sourced virtual social recruiting platform that compliments the current recruiting model rather than competing with it. Their goal is to only find great candidates that companies may otherwise never find by leveraging a network of thousands of virtual social recruiting professionals willing to share job postings on their social media accounts. This enables eJobXchange to bring in qualified candidates, particularly candidates who may not be actively looking for a new job, cost effectively for their partners.